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The Red Lion

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The Red Lion

2.5 star property
Bakewell guesthouse with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.2/10 Very good

76 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Child-friendly activities
The price is £90
Price available on 1/2/2023
The Square, Bakewell, England, DE45 1BT

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Peak District National Park - 6 min drive
  • Chatsworth House - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Manchester Airport (MAN) - 61 min drive
  • East Midlands Airport (EMA) - 87 min drive
  • Hathersage Station - 15 min drive
  • Buxton Station - 17 min drive
  • Matlock Station - 17 min drive


  • Rajas - 2 min walk
  • Upstairs Café - 3 min walk
  • The Manners Hotel - 3 min walk
  • Pointing Dog & Duck - 5 min walk
  • Aisseford Tea Rooms - 3 min drive

About this property

The Red Lion

Enjoy your visit to Bakewell with a stay at The Red Lion. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Ping pong
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • English

Fees & policies


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Red Lion Bakewell
Red Lion Inn Bakewell
The Red Lion Bakewell
The Red Lion Guesthouse
The Red Lion Guesthouse Bakewell

Frequently asked questions

Are pets allowed at The Red Lion?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
How much does it cost to stay at The Red Lion?
As of 31 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Red Lion on 1 Feb 2023 start from £90, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is parking offered on site at The Red Lion?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Red Lion?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at The Red Lion?
No, this guest house doesn't have a casino, but Mecca Bingo (19-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Red Lion and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and fishing. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching.
Are there restaurants at or near The Red Lion?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include The Manners Hotel (3-min walk), Pointing Dog & Duck (5-min walk) and Devonshire Arms (2.7 mi).
What's the area around The Red Lion like?
The Red Lion is a short 14-minute walk from Peak District National Park Authority and 4 minutes' walk from All Saints Church.



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8/10 Very good

Good value stay
Clean and warm. Dated decor but everything you need. Good all round value.
1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

CAROL, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Very disappointed. Staff rude on arrival. Rooms dirty, used cotton bud on floor, hair in shower, dirty cleaning cloth left in the sink. Drawers didn’t open on the dressing table & the only one that did had a tablet in it, clearly not been checked let alone cleaned. Very obvious floor had not been cleaned. We were told to use the fire exit if returning to the property after 11pm, a code was provided to open the door, code not required on our return door wide open, great security! On entering passageway contained multiple bags of linen making it extremely difficult for us to walk. Safety seriously compromised. Breakfast the following morning was a shambles, no menus provided, waitress came to the table & asked us what we would like to eat, our reply was what choice do we have. We had to ask for water in the kettle, milk, cups, for the fresh juice jug to be filled up, butter for the toast….. we gave up asking & went in search of sauce & cutlery ourselves! There was one young lady on her own doing everything!!! She had obviously given up on customer service. To complete our stay the property have charged us twice!!!! We are still awaiting our money to be refunded. Not happy at all. I would not recommend this property at all, avoid, avoid, avoid.
Samantha, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Ellen Lavinia, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

sandra, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff was friendly and helpful rooms was in need of a up lift, the bed was very clean and that goes for the room also, There was a very big breakfast and it was very well cooked, We will be back, the only down side is that there was no on site parking but we got over that. The owner did say that they was having a big refurbishment very soon .
melvyn, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amy, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Bad lion
A warm welcome, room was very basic not like the photos at all, room was dirty especially under the bed, lots of dust and old reciepts? Cracked bathroom sink and very dusty. Never slept due to the boiler noise there was a constant loud buzzing sound!! The breakfast was very poor, i only ate toast and marmalade.
David, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Samantha, 1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

We were 5 minutes away from the Red Lion after a 3 hour drive when i received a phone call from a member of staff telling me that we wouldn't be able stay in our room as the electricity was down so they cancelled our booking. We asked if they could recommend anywhere else they said the castle inn which we found out was fully booked. At this stage my wife was starting to panic. I rang around a few other hotels no joy. Finally i tried the Rutland Hotel and they came to our rescue.
Stirling, 1-night romance trip
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